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Gotlandsdricka - Jester King Brewery

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185 Ratings
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Ratings: 185
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 16.94%
Wants: 20
Gots: 29 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Jester King Brewery visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Smoked Beer |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Gotlandsdricka, meaning “Drink of the Good Land”, is believed to have been the beer of the Vikings. Our rendition of this ancient style is inspired by the traditional farmhouse ales once brewed on the island of Gotland, off the coast of Sweden. Unfiltered, unpasteurized, and naturally-conditioned.

(Beer added by: StaveHooks on 10-19-2012)
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ZombiesAteMyDog

Indiana

4/5  rDev +11.1%

04-09-2013 03:12:55 | More by ZombiesAteMyDog
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trebbates

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

04-07-2013 22:10:55 | More by trebbates
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jlindros

Massachusetts

3.79/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Found this at Hunger Mountain Coop in Vermont, somehow they got a few Jester King beers.

Big quickly rising fizzy head rises instead of fading, light lacing, hazy golden straw color, tons of bubbles rising

Nose interesting, the sweet gale and juniper are nice, good smoked malt aromas, beach wood smoke, light toasty pilsner malt, light maple smoked bacon.

Taste more smoked malts, beach wood smoke, light toasty smoke pilsner, little sweet sticky malt but semi crisp, floral effervescent, then nice sweet gale, light hint if juniper and bitterness. Light maple smoked bacon again. Finish is little sticky but drier, more smoked malt and bacon, sticky sweet malts syrupy like and bacon again, more light sweet gale.

Mouth is med to lighter bodied but sticky, effervescent lots of carb.

Overall very interesting and unique, pretty well done but a bit too much residual sugar somehow even with all that carbonation it brings. The smoked malts are nice, as well as sweet gale, juniper is barely detectable mostly and it could have used a bit more bitterness I think. but still a very unique and tasty beer to try.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2013 12:35:53 | More by jlindros
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richkrull

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

03-31-2013 22:23:05 | More by richkrull
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t0rin0

California

2.25/5  rDev -37.5%

03-28-2013 04:03:12 | More by t0rin0
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cosmonick

Indiana

2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

03-28-2013 03:30:18 | More by cosmonick
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Jamison85

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +31.9%

03-27-2013 14:56:42 | More by Jamison85
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Magery

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +11.1%

03-27-2013 01:10:43 | More by Magery
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SmellsofMahagony

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

03-25-2013 03:27:37 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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crob3888

California

4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

03-23-2013 04:24:56 | More by crob3888
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ngeunit1

California

4.16/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Hazy golden-yellow with a big finger of frothy white head. Fades fairly slowly.

S - Grainy malts, smoke, Belgian yeast, coriander, pepper, juniper, other herbs and spices, farmhouse esters, lemon zest.

T - Grainy and lightly bready malts, smoke, Belgian yeast, coriander, pepper, juniper, other herbs and spices, farmhouse flavors, lemon zest, vanilla.

M - Medium bodied with moderate-heavy carbonation. Smooth with a spicy, estery, and smokey finish.

D - Nice smoked saison. Good balance of smoke, spices, and yeast character.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2013 02:26:19 | More by ngeunit1
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nzerbe

New York

2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

03-16-2013 13:37:55 | More by nzerbe
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MattSweatshirt

Texas

3.79/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours out very effervescent lending itself to a voluminous white head and a bright hazy yellow body filled in with tons of carbonation bubbles.

The smoke is heavy lending meaty and campfire aromas. Earthy, grassy, floral and wheaty notes coming through with a touch of spice and sweetness. It’s cool that you can pick out the different ingredients even with the smoke.

The smoke is there throughout from front to aftertaste. Grass, wheat, yeast, and spice.

Light bodied with plenty of carbonation that is not overdone which is what I was expecting based on the huge head.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2013 04:44:23 | More by MattSweatshirt
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brandoneast

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

03-08-2013 04:44:27 | More by brandoneast
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Renegrenade

Texas

3/5  rDev -16.7%

03-04-2013 18:18:49 | More by Renegrenade
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Beerrenda

California

4.5/5  rDev +25%

03-03-2013 19:48:11 | More by Beerrenda
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denimdemon

Indiana

4/5  rDev +11.1%

03-03-2013 00:53:49 | More by denimdemon
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imperialking

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

03-02-2013 21:57:09 | More by imperialking
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Eriktheipaman

California

4.75/5  rDev +31.9%

02-27-2013 23:29:26 | More by Eriktheipaman
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duff247

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

02-25-2013 03:39:08 | More by duff247
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

3.4/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Bottle opened on 2.3.13

A - Pours a clear light orange with a huge active off-white head.

S - Spices, tart, light and floral.

T - Very smokey, a little floral and spices, but over powered by the smoke.

D - Good carbonation and a light body.

O - So smokey it is hard to taste much else.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2013 05:30:16 | More by HuskyinPDX
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TXhomebrewer

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

02-17-2013 02:57:14 | More by TXhomebrewer
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drpimento

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Provided by JJ. Served with a large, foamy, frothy, off-white head that lasts all the way down. Color is a hazy amber. Aroma is yeast, smoke, sour, with notes of fruit. Flavor's like nose, smoke is prominant, but not overdone; again a bit tart. Body's decent, good carbonation. Finish is like flavor, fairly easy drinking, would killer to cook with..

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2013 01:21:47 | More by drpimento
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BigBarley

Texas

1.5/5  rDev -58.3%

02-14-2013 16:39:02 | More by BigBarley
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pmarlowe

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

02-12-2013 05:29:14 | More by pmarlowe
Gotlandsdricka from Jester King Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 185 ratings.